James Obiorah

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James Obiorah
Personal information
Full name James Chibuzor Oboriah
Date of birth (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[citation needed]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1994 Kalba Union
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Kwara Bombers 20 (9)
1995 Enyimba 19 (0)
1995–1998 Anderlecht 30 (6)
1998–2001 Grasshopper Zurich 14 (0)
2001–2004 Lokomotiv Moscow 62 (20)
2003–2004 Cádiz CF (loan) 17 (2)
2004–2005 Chamois Niortais (loan)[1] 12 (4)
2005–2006 Grazer AK[2] 5 (0)
2006–2007 Chamois Niortais 16 (2)
2007–2008 Kaduna United 23 (1)
2008–2009 SC Toulon[3] 11 (2)
National team
1998–2002 Nigeria[4] 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:41, 13 July 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 18, 2006

James Chibuzor Obiorah, born August 24, 1978 in Jos) is a former Nigerian footballer who last played for SC Toulon.

Career[edit]

His previous clubs include RSC Anderlecht, Grasshopper Zurich, Cádiz CF, Grazer AK and Lokomotiv Moscow and he was also loaned to Niort from Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2004/2005 season, scoring 4 goals in 12 games. In 2007 he played for Kaduna United F.C., after being released from his contract with French Ligue 2 side Niort.[5] In August 2008 he moved from Kaduna United F.C. to SC Toulon.[6]

International career[edit]

Obiorah was the captain of the Nigeria side that reached the quarter-finals of the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship and has played for the Nigeria national football team 3 times,[7] including being called up for World Cup 2002, scoring 1 goal.[8]

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